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KETV Family Festival provides family-friendly fun despite snow and ice

Snow and ice blanketed Omaha over the weekend, but the weather didn’t put a damper on the family-friendly fun at the KETV Family Festival Sunday, Dec. 2. The KETV Family Festival, an Omaha Holiday Lights Festival event, offered community members free entrance to five local attractions, including the Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Police Mounted Patrol

By |2018-12-05T09:33:37+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on KETV Family Festival provides family-friendly fun despite snow and ice

5 tips for having a healthy and safe holiday season

The hustle and bustle of the holidays makes it easy to forget to slow down and take care of yourself. Enjoy the holiday season while staying healthy and safe by using these five tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness team. 1. Find seasonal activities that get your body moving It’s

By |2018-12-04T08:51:57+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 tips for having a healthy and safe holiday season

New wellness challenge provides motivation to maintain weight over holidays

When the weather outside turns frightful, it’s easy to curl up on the couch and enjoy sweet treats, leading to weight gain that sticks around. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is providing employees with motivation to maintain their weight over the holidays with a new wellness challenge. The challenge, Maintain Don’t Gain,

By |2018-11-12T10:47:15+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New wellness challenge provides motivation to maintain weight over holidays

BCBSNE employees share annual United Way campaign experiences

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, (BCBSNE) October kicks off the annual United Way fundraising campaign. Festivities, food and fun abound, but giving back to the community stays top of mind through it all. For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for United Way of the Midlands, a nonprofit organization dedicated

By |2018-11-02T13:25:08+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees share annual United Way campaign experiences

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be a good online citizen

As mentioned in our previous stories about getting back to the basics of online security and privacy, anyone who uses an internet-connected device can make a huge impact on their own cyber security, as well as the security of others. This story looks at ways you can be a good online citizen. Being online today

By |2018-10-26T09:46:24+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be a good online citizen

Expanded tuition reimbursement program places higher education in reach

The addition of the Bellevue University Learning Advantage (BULA) program to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) tuition reimbursement benefits places higher education in reach for more employees. BULA, rolled out June 1 in partnership with Bellevue University (BU), builds on the tuition reimbursement opportunities available to eligible part-time and full-time BCBSNE employees.

By |2018-10-17T09:46:58+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Expanded tuition reimbursement program places higher education in reach

4 ways to prepare your employees for open enrollment

With so many variables going into choosing a health insurance plan, it’s no wonder making the right decision can seem daunting. A little confusion is inevitable, but there are ways to make sure your employees have a great open enrollment season. Here are some tips. 1. Help Set Employees’ Frame of Mind It’s important to

By |2018-10-23T11:17:09+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 4 ways to prepare your employees for open enrollment

CEDARS: Be creative with wellness program

CEDARS, a Nebraska-based child-service organization, received a Governor’s Wellness Award this year along with 38 other Nebraska employers. The award recognizes businesses that dedicate leadership, resources and time to wellness efforts in the workplace. “We have a great wellness committee,” Joy Crawford, the company’s human resource specialist said. “It’s helpful to have such buy-in from

BCBSNE Intern Megan Brohman doesn’t let autoimmune disease slow her down

Most college students spend spring break lounging on the beach or hitting the ski slopes, but Megan Brohman, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) information services intern, spent her last spring break in the hospital. Brohman, then a University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) student, had been struggling with health problems since

By |2018-10-09T10:38:20+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE Intern Megan Brohman doesn’t let autoimmune disease slow her down

Sampson Construction “keeps it simple” to engage employees in wellness program

Sampson Construction received a Governor’s Wellness Award this year along with 38 other Nebraska employers.  The award recognizes businesses that dedicate leadership, resources and time to wellness efforts in the workplace. Travis Lucas, Sampson Construction human resources director, started the company’s wellness program about 18 months ago. “It began pretty much from ground zero,” Lucas